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    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends

    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends
    The world of graphic design is constantly on the move. It's always changing. As technology evolves, so does software and tools. Consequently this affects the visual appearances of graphic design artworks. Social events also have an impact on the arts. One look at an art history book and you can see how different art is now compared to the paints and ...
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    8 Career Goals for Creatives

    8 Career Goals for Creatives
    The new year is here and 2011 can be your blank canvas. Use it to take stock of your creative career and make a plan to grow and improve yourself throughout the year. To help you keep your artistic endeavors on the right track, we’ve come up with a list of eight ideas you should consider implementing into your creative ...
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    How to Amp Up Your Art Sales in 2011

    How to Amp Up Your Art Sales in 2011
    The most common complaint I hear from artists after an exhibit is that they did not make any sales. That's like going to the gym once and expecting to have muscles where once there was flab. Anyone who has started a fitness program knows that you don't go from couch potato to athlete without basic training and lots of determination. There ...
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    Best Workplace Designs for Freelancers

    Best Workplace Designs for Freelancers
    When it comes to freelance, usually freelancers work from home (unless you're a lucky designer who has his/her own office space). Either way, whether you're designing from home or an office space, the workplace you design in should be spot where all your artistic imaginations can flow freely. Make the choice between working from home (literally in an office room) or ...
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    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick

    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick
    Are you trying to cultivate a new habit? Are you having trouble being consistent with this habit? Our habits determine our quality of life. This month I'm doing group coaching with my readers, and I was intrigued to see that many of them have goals to cultivate new habits this month. They include very useful habits like: • Meditate every day ...
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    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste
    When it comes to the phrase “bad taste”, do you immediately go to stereotypical images of front porch flamingos and plastic-covered furniture? No, that’s the bad taste grandmother to the current generation’s mix of over-abundance in color, pattern and all things “trendy." If in your first meetings with a client you can sense a not-so-keen eye toward design, fear not – ...
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    The 5 Most Impactful Portfolio Pieces

    It’s easy to second guess yourself about what you should and shouldn’t put in your portfolio. Is this rock poster going to make the creative director see my talent? Or would this corporate brochure be a better choice? You shouldn’t put more than a dozen pieces in your book (at most), so you need to make sure every sample is ...
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    Should Your Creations Be “Entirely Yours”?

    Should Your Creations Be “Entirely Yours”?
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I’m an art student and I like to copy the paintings of artists I respect so as to learn how they did what they did. Is there anything wrong with copying? Some of my friends think that there is. What do you think? -- Ashley R., Savannah Thanks, Ashley! There’s certainly nothing wrong with copying—not in the context ...
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    Steps to Starting Your Interior Design Firm

    Interested in starting your very own design firm? A big venture like creating your own design business could have you rolling in cash, working your own set hours...or pulling your hair out. Here are some tips to keep your endeavors profitable, stimulating and most of all fun! Work for a design firm and gain experience. One of the best ways to ...
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    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business
    You love your art. [widget:inarticlebulleted_step_guides] Chances are, you’ve been doing it since you could hold a crayon, and there’s nothing that fulfills you like hiding away in a corner and creating your next masterpiece. There’s no doubt that you love being an artist, whether you draw, paint, collage, sculpt, or cut paper. But how do you take that thing that you ...
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    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space

    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space
    When setting up your design workspace take care to be organized and efficient to maximize your creativity and motivation! Your projects will benefit from a workspace that is not only well thought out but inspired by your life! Creativity Ideally, your workspace should be separate from your living area so as not to confuse work/life tasks and obligations. However, working in ...
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    5 Cameras for Beginning Photographers

    Today's big-name cameras are almost uniformly good buys. Whether you're looking for a simple, compact point-and-shoot or a high-end digital SLR that accepts interchangeable lenses, here's a selection we think stands out from the crowd. Next: Best Budget Option: → [page] Best Budget Option:Kodak EasyShare C195 ($100) Pros: It used to be nearly impossible to find a quality digital camera ...
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    20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job

    20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job
    Woo hoo! You got a job offer. Way to go. But before you jump at the opportunity, I recommend taking a few minutes to really evaluate the position and how well it meets your needs. You see, when searching for a job, many people get anxious. The process is so slow and stressful; they end up accepting the first decent offer ...
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    Creative Drive: What's Bothering You?

    Creative Drive: What's Bothering You?
    Many people think of creative inspiration as that rapture of emotion that suddenly sweeps us up and carries us off to the land of brilliance. But that isn’t necessarily the case. While many insights result from our being moved in some way by an experience, often the best source of inspiration is to simply take note of what’s bothering us. Discontent ...
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    The Art of Getting an Artist Grant

    The Art of Getting an Artist Grant
    A grant in the hand is worth two paintings on the easel. One refrain in the e-mail we got was the amount of work involved in locating grants. [widget:3597] "Everything I've heard about grants indicates that filling out the proposals takes a minimum of 40 hours of work, for a few thousand dollars (which in this day and age really doesn't ...
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    Why Artists Get Discouraged

    Why Artists Get Discouraged
    Today, I see many artists who want more exposure for their art and in order to achieve more sales of their art. In order to meet this goal, artists will begin to promote their art work with a marketing program. When that marketing does not produce the results that were hoped for, the artist becomes discouraged and gives up their marketing ...
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    Is an Art Residency Right for You?

    Is an Art Residency Right for You?
    Have you ever considered applying for an Art Residency? This type of opportunity can be a great experience – or not. Guest Blogger Joseph Cavalieri has been working in glass as a fine art form since 1997. Collected and exhibited worldwide, his work can also be seen on TV in The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special and in two issues of the ...
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    How to Expertly Turn Down a Design Job

    How to Expertly Turn Down a Design Job
    A first response to this question may be, “Why would you think of turning down a job in this economy?” Some might say this falls into the “nice-problem-to-have category” — But how do you turn down a job without negatively impacting your reputation or the impression it may leave with the potential client? The number one rule to remember when turning ...
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    Can You Fake Yourself Happy?

    Can You Fake Yourself Happy?
    Today is a particularly frustrating day for you; in fact, you might even categorize it as a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (Okay, maybe you’re having a great day, but for the sake of the story, just go with me.) In this situation, you have one of two choices: wallow in misery and let your grumpy mood fester, or ...
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    How Dating Rules Can Get You a Design Job

    How Dating Rules Can Get You a Design Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There’s only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
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